Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Professor Sakir Sezer, Director of Research and the Head of the Networked System Security at the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT), Queen's University Belfast
Session one: Countering the evolving threat
Update and overview on the current threat landscape, policy response and priorities for preventing and combatting cyber attacks.
Introduction to the Cyber Security Framework for Action for Northern Ireland
Ignatius O’Doherty, Chief Strategy Officer, Digital Shared Services in Department of Finance’s Digital Shared Services
Overview of the cybercrime threat faced by Northern Ireland
Detective Superintendent Richard Campbell, Strategic Lead for Cybercrime, Police Service of Northern Ireland
The Cyber Crystal Ball
Rik Ferguson, Vice President, Trend Micro
Insights into Europe's leading cyber security country
- Can cyber affect country operations, functionality and existence?
- How private companies can affect on all of this
Klaid Mägi, Executive Vice President - Threat Intelligence, CybExer Technologies, and Former Head of the Incident Response Department (CERT-EE)
Questions and discussion
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Session two: Breakouts
During this session, delegates will choose from a number of workshops which will focus on innovative solutions to cyber security issues.
Breakout A: Public Sector Transformation Managing the Dynamics of Change
The UK public sector is embracing digital transformation at an unprecedented rate to deliver services more efficiently and improve interaction with its citizens. The UK’s uncertain financial and political future exacerbate the issues associated to delivering e-government - governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, and most critical cyber security. To support this important initiative and deliver e-services securely, the public sector needs to rethink its security posture.
Fortinet provides the public sector with a new approach to cyber security, the Fortinet Security Fabric, which promises unparalleled security that is integrated, collaborative, and automated. With Fortinet solutions at the heart of their security strategy, the UK public sector can deliver on its mandate of a completely interconnected, integrated, always-on, and secure e-government capability.
Graeme Stewart, Director of Public Sector, Fortinet UK & Ireland
Breakout B: A New Era of Cyber Threats: The Shift to Self Learning, Self Defending Networks
- Leveraging machine learning and AI algorithms to defend against advanced, never-seen-before, cyber threats
- How new immune system technologies enable you to pre-empt emerging threats and reduce incident response time
- How to achieve 100% visibility of your entire business including cloud, network and IoT environments
- Why automation and autonomous response is enabling security teams to neutralize in-progress attacks, prioritise resources, and tangibly lower risk
- Real-world examples of subtle, unknown threats
Frances Fedner, Country Manager, Ireland, Darktrace
Breakout C: The Privileged Pathway to Critical Data
Privileged Accounts have far reaching access within the IT estate which include databases and data storage. These accounts are a primary target for attackers; they want to compromise these trusted, highly privileged users to gain access to critical assets whilst remaining undetected. Ensuring the integrity and validity of data requires that organisations lock down and monitor these privileged accounts.
David Higgins, Director of Strategic Accots, EMEA, CyberArk
11:35 First breakout session begins
12:15 Transition between breakouts
12:25 Second breakout session begins
13:05 Lunch, exhibition and networking
Session three: Taking a proactive approach to cyber defence
In this session cyber security leaders from across sectors will examine the latest trends and developments. Debate will focus on how the public sector can better prevent, detect and respond to cyber incidents.
- Nigel Houlden, Head of Technology Policy, Information Commissioner’s Office
- Peter Leitch, Immediate Past President, ISACA Ireland Chapter
- Mark McDermott, Digital Infrastructure Architect, Belfast City Council
- John McGinley, Information Security Manager, Ulster Bank
If you would like to submit questions or comments to the panel, you can do so in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, via twitter or please visit the registration area on the day.
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
Session four: Learning from practice and looking to the future
In the final session we examine existing vulnerabilities, future challenges and good practice in managing the developing cyber threat.
National Cyber Security Centre Update
Senior speaker, National Cyber Security Centre
With opportunity for questions
Preserving Data/Query Privacy Using Searchable Symmetric Encryption
- This talk will discuss a Searchable Symmetric Encryption scheme which is efficient enough to be deployed in a Cloud environment to achieve industry acceptable search speeds whilst maintaining Data Privacy.
Professor Kevin Curran, Professor of Cyber Security, Ulster University
Questions and Discussion
Chair's closing remarks
Close of event
Agenda and speakers subject to change